Fort Collins, Colo. • A Colorado Marine killed in a crash in Utah last week was on his way home to surprise his little brother on the first day of school.
Lance Cpl. Brennan Ching, 20, of Fort Collins, died Friday in a rollover crash on Interstate 70 near Salina in central Utah. He was traveling with a fellow Marine, Jesus T. Paredes, from Las Flores, California, where Ching was stationed. Paredes, of Fallbrook, California, survived and was hospitalized.
Their pickup truck rolled after Paredes overcorrected when it went off the highway, Utah Highway Patrol spokesman Dwayne Baird said.